Habitat types key navigation

You can use the 'key navigation' function to identify a specific habitat by answering a set of questions. Starting from first question to next questions you select one of the possible answers. Here are samples of possible answers:
  • No ( 002 ) - Leading to question named '002'
  • Yes [ G ] - Leading to another questions subset of level G
  • No Factsheet icon[ E6 ] - Links directly to factsheet for E6
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Category : (G3 )Coniferous woodland
Diagram : Diagram icon

Question g14 :   Highly artificial?
   Highly artificial coniferous forests (often of exotic species) of uniform age and structure, completely dependent on man’s operations and with impoverished associated communities (path = Yes) are separated from less highly managed habitats.
Yes Factsheet icon [ G3.F ] No (Question g15 )

Question g15 :   Hydrology
   Two hydrological regimes are distinguished: wet (with the water table at or close to the surface for at least half the year); and mesic or dry.
wet (Question g16 ) mesic or dry (Question g17 )

Question g16 :   Boreal?
   Wet coniferous woodland habitats characteristic of the Boreal zone are distinguished (path = Yes).
Yes Factsheet icon [ G3.D ] No Factsheet icon [ G3.E ]

Question g17 :   Boreal?
   Mesic or dry coniferous woodland habitats characteristic of the Boreal zone are distinguished (path = Yes).
No (Question g18 ) Yes (Question g22 )

Question g18 :   Dominant species
   Mesic and dry non-Boreal habitats are separated according to their dominant species groups: fir (Abies spp.) or spruce (Picea spp.); larch (Larix spp.) and/or Arolla (Pinus cembra); Pinus nigra group (Pinus nigra, Pinus dalmatica, Pinus laricio, Pinus pallasiana); cypresses (Cupressus and Tetraclinis), juniper (Juniperus) or yew (Taxus baccata); pine or pine-juniper (excluding P. nigra).
fir or spruce Factsheet icon [ G3.1 ] larch and/or Arolla Factsheet icon [ G3.2 ] Pinus nigra group Factsheet icon [ G3.5 ] cypresses including Tetraclinis and juniper, or yew Factsheet icon [ G3.9 ] pine or pine-juniper (excluding <I>P. nigra</I>) (Question g19 )

Question g19 :   Biogeographic region
   Pine (Pinus) and juniper (Juniperus)-dominated woodlands are separated between biogeographic region: Mediterranean; Macaronesian and other (Atlantic, Continental, Alpine, etc.)
other (Question g20 ) Macaronesian Factsheet icon [ G3.8 ] Mediterranean (Question g21 )

Question g20 :   Altitude zone
   Pine woodlands in the subalpine altitude zone (usually dominated by Pinus uncinata) are distinguished from those in the lowland and montane altitude zones usually dominated by Pinus sylvestris. Note that Pinus sylvestris forests may occur in the subalpine zone but follow path = lowland and montane.
subalpine Factsheet icon [ G3.3 ] lowland and montane Factsheet icon [ G3.4 ]

Question g21 :   Altitude zone
   Mediterranean pine woodlands other than of Pinus nigra are separated by altitude into a group in the montane and subalpine zones close to the tree-line (dominated by Pinus heldreichii (=Pinus leucodermis), Pinus peuce) and thermophilous pine woodlands in lowland to montane situations (dominated by Pinus halepensis, P. pinea and P. pinaster).
subalpine Factsheet icon [ G3.6 ] lowland to montane Factsheet icon [ G3.7 ]

Question g22 :   Dominant species
   Coniferous woodlands of the taiga zone are separated between those dominated by spruce; by pine; and by larch.
spruce Factsheet icon [ G3.A ] pine Factsheet icon [ G3.B ] larch Factsheet icon [ G3.C ]

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